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Michael Bösch

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Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte

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Dispute Resolution (arbitration and litigation) and Corporate and Commercial, M&A


Michael is specialized in arbitration as well as in corporate and commercial law. Particularly in commercial disputes, he has extensive expertise in national and international arbitration conducted under the most common rules such as ICC, LCIA and Swiss Rules but also ad hoc. In doing so, Michael acts primarily as counsel, increasingly as arbitrator. He also represents clients in civil law litigation.

His additional expertise is corporate and commercial law. As long time advisor of many SME companies but also Fortune 500 companies he knows their business needs which allows him to provide tailor-made solutions. When disputes arise his clients benefit from Michael’s expertise in dispute resolution. Michael is a board member or corporate secretary of several Swiss companies.

According to Who’s Who Legal Michael is recognized as ‘Future Leader’ in arbitration and in litigation. Legal 500 recommends him for his litigation work and also for corporate and commercial work.


Since 2011     Partner, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG, Zurich

2005 - 2010    Associate, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG, Zurich

2003 - 2004    Associate, Wilms & Ruggle, Zurich

2001 - 2002    Court clerk at the District Court of Hinwil

2000 - 2001    Junior Associate, Wenger & Vieli AG, Zurich


German, English, French


Zurich and Swiss Bar Association
Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
Russian Arbitration Association
Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)


2013              Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)

2012              Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)

2005              Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC, Master of Laws in International Legal Studies with a special emphasis on dispute resolution (LL.M.)

2003              Admitted to the Zurich Bar (all Swiss courts)

2000              University of Fribourg, Master of Law (lic. iur.)


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte's national and international M&A clients mostly come from the manufacturing, healthcare and technology industries. Other areas of expertise include corporate advice, commercial leasing and distribution issues, as well as structuring financial investments. Microsoft, EOS Group, Hexagon and Leica Geosystems are among its clients. The team comprises of cross-border specialist Arlette PfisterMarkus Alder, who focuses on mid-sized M&A transactions, corporate and insurance specialist Martin Bürkle and commercial lawyer Michael Bösch.

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Within: TMT

'Multi-skilled' firm Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte 'understands client needs and acts at a very high professional level, with an excellent view for the big picture'. The focus areas include litigation, regulatory and compliance matters, contracts, as well as fintech products. The 'outstanding and very experienced' practice lead Katia Favre advises Microsoft on Swiss telecoms law and compliance topics. The team also comprises fintech specialist Michael Bosch and litigator Patrick Rohn.

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